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Juric: 'We in Verona are far away'

Mon 01 March 2021 | 17:02

Ivan Juric does not know whether Hellas Verona can do like Atalanta.

Hellas Verona

are now ninth in

Serie A

table and it seems they have been able to establish themselves in the top half of Italian football, according to

Football Italia

.

Their fast improvement and growth under

Ivan Juric

have led to comparisons with

Gian Piero Gasperini

’s

Atalanta

but Juric has a different opinion and believes they are far away.

“Gasp doesn’t realize what he has done for Italian football,” Juric said at a press conference. “They had a fabulous youth sector, they created the basis for having great players economically.

“Now, they have a very good team, even if they aren’t at the level of Inter and Juve, and he manages to keep them up there.

“He doesn’t have the opportunity to buy Hakimi, but he stays there. We in Verona are far away, I think it’s very difficult. But not only for us, also for Sassuolo, who are ahead of us, like for Torino and others.

“I don’t know if it’s possible to do such a thing. You must always look ahead. If I finished 15th, I want to finish 10th, otherwise, something remains unfinished.

“Even the fans are like that, and it’s nice. It’s not good to go backward, but this year we haven’t gone forward, and on certain things, we have gone under.”

He added:

“I’m focused on what we are doing right now.

“In a year and a half, we have done things that rarely occur.

“They are seen. We started very low, and have all grown together, at a corporate, staff, and professional level.

“Now it’s different from before. Those who arrive now, find an ideal situation to work, it wasn’t like that before.”

Although they were able to draw 1-1 against Juventus, they are not going to take anything for granted in the game against Benevento on Wednesday.

“We are facing a very experienced team, they are having an excellent championship,” Juric continued. “We can have difficulties, but if we do well, we can hurt them too.

“After Juventus, it seems to me that everyone has recovered well.


source: SportMob